36ers to trial import John Gilchrist
John Gilchrist arrives Sunday for 36ers pre season training
The Adelaide 36ers are excited to announce that USA point guard John Gilchrist is to trial with the club as part of their search for the right player to lead the team on the floor this season. John has been identified as having the necessary skills and character for the position and as such the 36ers have taken steps to view him first hand by inviting him to be part of the pre season training squad. Pre Season training starts Monday the 13th at 10 am at the Dome, Findon.
36ers Head Coach, Scott Ninnis " I am very excited about having someone of John's caliber coming to Adelaide to trial with us. We have viewed countless hours of him playing and have had many phone discussions with him and feel that he has all the attributes to be an outstanding on court leader in the NBL. We believe the opposition teams will have great difficulty in stopping his inside scoring abilities and he is also a tenacious defender with a solid body to match. The fact that John is prepared to come here for a 2 week trial shows that he is someone of character and has the confidence to back up the skills we have seen on video in person."
This training session is open to the public and media with players and coaching staff available for interviews, photographs and autographs at the trainings conclusion at 12pm.
Obviously everyone will rush to Google - the word around the net seems to be that he's good, but got ahead of himself before being drafted and slipped out of consideration. I guess if you want the higher level of talent for the price, you take what comes with it (see Carlos Powell, Julius Hodge, etc). Definitely sounds worth trying out though - may have matured?
Wikipedia: John Gilchrist (Basketball)